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Marseille: Calanques 5-Hour Cruise and Lunch

1. Marseille: Calanques 5-Hour Cruise and Lunch

Sail along the coast of the Calanques National Park, one of the most remarkable natural sites in France, aboard either a small or large catamaran. Discover the rocky coastline that stretches for 20 km along the Mediterranean Sea between La Madrague and the town of Cassis, via Les Goudes and Callelongue. Journey to the heart of this natural heritage and discover the creeks of Marseille. During the cruise admire the wonderful landscape of the Calanques National Park whilst sunbathing on the boat and swimming in heavenly coves. Enjoy lunch, comprising Spanish plancha, various side dishes, and dessert. During winter, the menu is different and may include fish and other seafood. Board at 11:00 AM and return to port is at 4:00 PM. Several itineraries are possible: National Park of the Calanques on the maxi catamaran, the Calanques of the Blue Coast, and the Friuli Archipelago on the small catamarans.

From Cannes: Discover the Calanques of the Esterel

2. From Cannes: Discover the Calanques of the Esterel

Embark on a discovery of the Esterel, its hidden caves, and typical Mediterranean scenery. Join your professional skipper aboard a semi-rigid boat for your trip to the Esterel. The trip lasts 2.5 hours, including a stop for swimming, with refreshments served on board. Enjoy half a day of relaxation as you explore this extraordinary coastline, with its stunning panoramas and secret coves accessible only by local boats. Discover all the secrets of this coastline with the skipper sharing their extensive knowledge about the Corniche d'Or.

Nice to Saint Tropez: Round-Trip Transportation by Boat

3. Nice to Saint Tropez: Round-Trip Transportation by Boat

Reach the charming city of St. Tropez by boat in just 2.5 hours from Nice. Enjoy the views of the French Riviera along the way, and spend the afternoon exploring the city that is emblematic of Provence. Admire the harbor and visit the many boutiques and the well-known market at the Place des Lices. See the Citadelle, Quartier de la Ponche, Annonciade Museum and more during your visit. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board. The ticket provides round-trip transportation between Nice and St. Tropez. The boat departs Nice at 09:00 AM and arrives in St. Tropez at 11:30 AM. The return trip departs St. Tropez at 04:30 PM, arriving in Nice at 07:00 PM.

Saint-Tropez: Kayak Experience in Ramatuelle Reserve

4. Saint-Tropez: Kayak Experience in Ramatuelle Reserve

See the best of Saint-Tropez in the water on this kayaking tour. Walk along the famous Pampelonne beach, kayak in the crystal clear waters, and discover the colorful sea life while snorkeling.  Meet your guide on Chemin Garonne beach and get a quick safety induction using the kayak. After the induction, jump into the kayak, follow your guide, and set sail down the Mediterranean sea.  Enjoy the scenic views in the heart of the Gulf of Saint Tropez as you cruise along the turquoise waters. First, see the famous Pampelonne beach, then go along the coast to the Cap Camarat. Stop off along the way and jump from a 3-meter cliff if you feel brave. Enjoy some snorkeling in the Port-Cros National Park area. See various marine life in the cove; there's a good chance you will see vibrant fish, red starfish, seahorses, and cuttlefish. This is a must-do family activity in Saint- Tropez that you won't forget.

Monaco 30/60-Minute Ferrari Driving Experience

5. Monaco 30/60-Minute Ferrari Driving Experience

Enjoy an exhilarating 30-minute or 1-hour drive at the wheel of a Ferrari F458 sports car in the French Riviera. Cruise on the famous panoramic roads and corniches of côte d'azur, overlooking Monaco and blue Mediterranean sea. Whether you choose to drive yourself or be driven, tours are available all year round. Once you are on board, listen to the thunderous roar of the perfectly tuned V8 engine of this legendary car. It is an almost mythical experience. From Monaco, in a car that truly turns heads with its unrivaled beauty, you can drive along some of the streets of the famous F1 Grand Prix circuit depending on traffic. Then after a short drive out of the principality, find yourself on the panoramic roads above Monaco. You can get a video souvenir of your Ferrari Experience on request, or receive a Ferrari Experience Certificate to take home as gift at the end of your tour. (Video must be arranged with the instructor before starting the tour).

From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

6. From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

Explore the landscapes and towns of the French Riviera on this day trip from Nice. Travel in a spacious and air-conditioned bus to stunning destinations like the charming village of Èze, Monaco, and Cannes. Begin with a pickup from your hotel or other desired location in Nice between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM. Kickstart a day of adventure with a visit to the "Moyenne Corniche" for 15 minutes. Enjoy the panoramic view of the port of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Take a unique trip and visit the medieval village of Èze. Admire the splendid panorama of this beautiful location and discover the secrets of perfume with a free guided tour of the Fragonard perfumery. Your next stop is the Principality of Monaco, where you have time to discover the old town, the cathedral, the palace and the ceremony of the changing of the guard. Next, continue along the Formula 1 circuit to Monte Carlo with its casino and upscale shops. Have lunch in one of the many excellent restaurants in Monaco. Around 1:00 PM, your driver-guide will take you to Antibes, a city that combines nautical traditions and luxury pleasures. Visit the old town, the biggest marina of business and luxury in Europe—the port of the billionaires. Head to your next stop, Saint-Paul-De-Vence. Marvel at the "jewel of Provence", where many painters and artists have resided. As you walk the streets of this medieval fortified village, you can taste centuries of history and artistic creativity. For your last destination, make way to the famous city of stars—Cannes. Explore the Beverly Hills of France, and take a stroll on the famous Croisette, enjoy luxury hotels, restaurants and shops. Above all, set foot on the famous red carpet festival film, like Hollywood stars.

Nice to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

7. Nice to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

Depart Nice in the morning and journey to the seaside resort of Sainte-Maxime. Then, climb aboard a boat and travel along the beautiful coastline of the French Riviera to the internationally renowned town of Saint-Tropez.  Get some time to explore the town center and soak up its elegant atmosphere. Join the locals at the market and marvel at its world-famous beaches. Keep a look out for its legendary jet set residents, including the French actress Brigitte Bardot! Then, visit the beautiful village of Port Grimaud, known as the Little Venice of France due to its scenic waterways and fishermen's houses. Journey back to Nice along the Côte d'Azur. Stop to take photos of the Massif de l'Esterel mountain range as they plunge into the Mediterranean Sea.

From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte Carlo Half-Day Trip

8. From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte Carlo Half-Day Trip

Join the jet set on a half-day guided tour of some of the amazing towns and villages of the French Riviera. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Nice, and then travel by air-conditioned minivan to the hilltop village of Eze. Get stunning views of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat and marvel at the medieval architecture and stone houses of the small alleyways typical of the Middle Ages. Visit the exotic gardens and learn the secrets of the famous Fragonard perfume at a perfume factory.  Then, explore the Old Town of Monaco and follow the course of the famous Formula 1 Grand Prix race track. Admire the cathedral and casino and see the 18th-century hotels and luxury boutiques of Monte Carlo before the return journey to Nice. Get dropped off at your hotel or other drop off point of your choice on arrival.

French Riviera Tour: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence

9. French Riviera Tour: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence

Discover the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera on this guided half-day trip from Nice. Travel in an airconditioned van to Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul de Vence. Take in sights like the La Croisette Boulevard and the Bay of Angels. Enjoy the convienience of being picked up at your accommodation in Nice. Sit back and relax with views of the coastline on your way to Cannes. Have free time to explore the shops on the La Croisette Boulevard, capture pictures of the yachts in the marina, or make your way to a sandy beach. Soak up the shimmering sea on the drive along the coastal road between Cannes and Antibes. Pass by the charming marinas of Juan-les-Pins and Golf-Juan. From here, admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina and views of the Bay of Angels. End your tour by surrendering to the allure of Saint-Paul de Vence, the jewel of Provence, where artists like Yves Montand and Jacques Prévert have stayed. Return to your accommodation in Nice at the end of your tour.

Lamborghini Driving Experience from Monaco

10. Lamborghini Driving Experience from Monaco

Enjoy an exhilarating drive behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Gallardo 560 LP Spyder on the French Riviera. Marvel at the thunderous roar of the perfectly tuned V10 engine of this legendary car. Cruise on the panoramic roads above and around Monaco. Depending on whether you opt for the 30-minute or 60-minute drive. Choose to drive yourself or be driven on this tour that's available throughout the year. From Monaco, in a car that turns heads with its unrivaled beauty, head out of the principality along some of the Streets of the famous F1 Grand Prix circuit (depending on the traffic).  After a short drive, find yourself driving on the beautiful panoramic roads of the cote d'azur above Monaco. Some of which have been used frequently in the Movies. If you'd like, you can purchase a souvenir video or certificate of your Lamborghini Experience to take home as a memento of your tour. (The video has to be arranged before the start of the tour.)

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,878 reviews

Excellent trip and exceptional driving guide Nicolas (Nikola). Landscapes are amazing, guide professional, polite, knowledgeable, drives well, make interesting and relevant explanations. I was in Nice before, but did not see some spots whish Nicolas showed us during this trip. Comfortable minivan. Breathtaking views (Panorama of Nice, view at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, charming Eze village), nice landscapes, comfortable transport and good explanations. For us it was already day 12 of our trip and we were tired in general so it was not easy to make this complete journey (we left in Cannes and unfortunately did not see St Paul de Vence), but we would make it again (on day 1 or 2 of our journey, not any more on day 12!). Also we had low tolerance to air conditioning which was working well and was indispensable in such a hot weather (+35C), just some ppl are less resistant to A/C. Also Fragonard factory visit was not impressive (but interesting), would prefer to spend more time in Eze.

Ask for Natalie! We enjoyed a fantastic tour with Natalie starting from Aix-en-Provence to Cassis. Natalie drove us to Cassis in a comfortable minibus and is very entertaining along the way. Learn about the wines in the region and about the towns you pass. We took the optional boat tour to Les Calanques, and were promptly picked up by Natalie on return. Safe, efficient, and entertaining. Remember: ask for Natalie! Nous t'aime!

This was one of the highlights of our day trip into Cannes. Our guide Alex was great, knowledgeable and funny. We had two opportunities to swim/snorkel and covered a lot of beautiful coastline. Great time!

Parfait must be the best driver/ tour guide in the area. His knowledge of history and events is remarkable. Always looking out for the safety and convenience of his passengers, you could not ask for more.

Amazing! Carolina was a wonderful tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable with a great sense of humourWish we could’ve done the full day tour though as the half day is a bit rushed.